Epistemic Modality De Re.
Forthcoming 2015 in Ergo. (52 pages)
Quantifying In from a Fregean Perspective.
Forthcoming 2015 in Philosophical Review. (44 pages)
N.B.: I am not a Fregean.
On the Dynamics of Conversation. (with Daniel Rothschild)
Forthcoming 2015 in Nous. (38 pages)
Modalities of Normality.
Forthcoming 2015 in N. Charlow and M. Chrisman (eds.) Deontic Modals. Oxford University Press. (30 pages)
2015. Analysis. 75 (2): 185-191. (7 pages)
Semantics and Metasemantics in the Context of Generative Grammar.
2014. In A. Burgess and B. Sherman (eds.) Metasemantics. Oxford University Press, 17-54. (38 pages)
Epistemic Modals and Context. (with Joshua Knobe)
￼2014. Semantics & Pragmatics 7 (10): 1–21. (21 pages)
2012. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, CXII (2): 123-60. (38 pages)
2012. Proceedings of the 18th Amsterdam Colloquium: 12-21. (10 pages)
A Counterexample to Modus Tollens.
2012. Journal of Philosophical Logic 41 (6): 1001-24. (24 pages)
Nonfactualism about Epistemic Modality.
2011. In A. Egan and B. Weatherson (eds.) Epistemic Modality. Oxford University Press, 295-332. (38 pages)
2010. Philosophy Compass 5 (11): 916-37. (22 pages)
2007. Mind 116 (464): 983–1026. (44 pages)
replies, reviews, overviews, notes, miscellany
Introductory Notes on Dynamic Semantics.
2012/2013. Updated version of a paper that appeared in G. Russell and D. Fara (eds.) Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Language. This paper contains a fairly detailed introduction to Heim’s file change semantics. (40 pages)
Stanley on the De Se.
2012. Read at an author-meets-critics session on Jason Stanley’s book Know How, Pacific APA. (10 pages)
Comments on Mark Schroeder, Being For.
2012. Read at an author-meets-critics session, Central APA. (13 pages)
Meaning in a Disoriented World.
2010. Course notes on orientational language, co-authored with Geoffrey Lee. (30 pages)
More on Epistemic Modals.
2009. Mind 118, 471: 785-793. (9 pages)
The Language of Probability.
2009. Notes for a talk to Berkeley linguistics.
More on the Language of Probability.
2009. NYU graduate seminar notes exploring the application of some ideas from the gradable adjectives literature to gradable epistemic modals.
Modality and Inquiry.
2008. MIT PhD dissertation. Most of this material was published in ‘Epistemic Modals’ (2007) and ’Nonfactualism about Epistemic Modality’ (2011).
Notes for a talk to Amherst Linguistics.
2006. Inter alia these notes discuss some ideas about gradable epistemic modality.
Comments on MacFarlane.
2006. Read at the Michigan Philosophy and Linguistics Workshop. This discusses a 2006 draft of MacFarlane’s 2011 paper ‘Epistemic modalities are assessment-sensitive’. (11 pages)
2005. MITWPL 51. (42 pages)
New Work on Modality.
2005. MIT Working Papers in Linguistics, volume 51. (Co-edited with J. Gajewski, V. Hacquard, and B. Nickel.)